Boston University College of Fine Arts Presents Boston University Tanglewood Institute 2008 Season

Contact: Ellen Carr, 617-353-8783 |
Contact: Jean Connaughton, 617-353-7293 |

(Boston) – The Boston University College of Fine Arts is proud to announce the 2008 season of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI), presented by the BU School of Music. Since 1966 BUTI has welcomed a select group of gifted high school musicians to the Tanglewood grounds for a summer training program for orchestra, voice, wind ensemble, piano, composition, and harp as well as workshops for individual instruments and chamber ensembles. Led by Artistic Director André de Quadros and Executive Director Phyllis Hoffman, BUTI is considered one of the most prestigious summer music programs for high school students in the United States.

In addition to the standard BUTI concert season held at Ozawa Hall, the BUTI Young Artists Orchestra will also perform in Boston as part of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s “Landmarks Festival at the Shell” on Wednesday, July 30, hosted by Charles Ansbacher. Hoffman explains, “We are delighted to accept Charles Ansbacher’s invitation to present the Young Artists Orchestra as part of this exciting festival, especially at the Esplanade which has a tradition of presenting great music to enthusiastic audiences.” She continues, “This is a wonderful opportunity for our exceptional young musicians as well as for the greater Boston community to hear a high and impassioned level of music-making from this special ensemble.” Back in the Berkshires, BUTI ensembles will once again be featured in Tanglewood on Parade, and faculty members and visiting artists will perform a series of recitals at the Trinity Church in Lenox, MA.

This year’s concert series features masterworks of the past and present, led by a roster of distinguished conductors. All of the following concerts take place in Ozawa Hall on the Tanglewood Main Grounds:

Young Artists Orchestra

Saturday, July 12th, 2:30pm
Sean Newhouse, conductor

Jean Sibelius
Lemminkainen’s Return

Jennifer Higdon
“blue cathedral”

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Saturday, July 26, 2:30pm
This concert will be repeated on Wednesday, July 30th at the Landmarks Festival at the Shell in Boston
Paul Haas, conductor

Richard Wagner
Gotterdammerung: Siegfried’s Rhine Journey

Richard Wagner
Gotterdammerung: Siegfried’s Death and Funeral Music

Igor Stravinsky
Rite of Spring

Saturday, August 9, 2:30pm
Benjamin Shwartz, conductor

Leonard Bernstein
West Side Story: Symphonic Dances

Piotr Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 4

Young Artists Chorus

Saturday, August 2, 2:30pm
Scott Allen Jarrett, conductor

Arthur Honegger
Le Roi David (King David) with Winds and Percussion

Additional selections TBA

Young Artists Wind Ensemble

Friday, July 11, 8:00pm
David Martins, conductor

trans. Gordon Jacob
William Byrd Suite

Joseph Schwanter
From a Dark Millennium

Roger Cichy
First Flights

David Maslanka
A Child’s Garden of Dreams

Saturday, July 26, 11:00am
H. Robert Reynolds, conductor

Leonard Bernstein
Profanation from Symphony #1

William Latham
O Sacred Head Now Wounded

Carter Pann

Steven Bryant
The Logic of All My Dreams

Michael Daugherty
Bells for Stokowski

Andrew McPherson
Play of Shadows


For forty-two years the Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) has partnered with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, Massachusetts to provide gifted high school musicians the opportunity to study with world-renowned instructors in an unparalleled musical environment. BUTI is among the nation’s most competitive summer music schools for serious musicians of high school age. Each summer, BUTI enrolls approximately 350 students who meet rigorous audition requirements for admission, in programs that offer an intensive and inspirational experience of study, practice, and performance. Under the guidance of outstanding artist and teachers, BUTI offers a comprehensive list of Young Artists programs in orchestra, voice, wind ensemble, piano, composition, and harp. BUTI also offers two-week workshops in flute, oboe, clarinet, trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba/euphonium, double bass, percussion, string quartet, saxophone, and bassoon. BUTI is a program of the School of Music, in the College of Fine Arts at Boston University.

The Boston University School of Music at the College of Fine Arts, founded in 1872, is the oldest degree-granting music program in the United States. The character of the School is shaped by its position at the center of a major university situated in the heart of Boston, a city that takes learning and music seriously. The School is committed to integrating professional training and the study of the liberal arts for undergraduate students. At the graduate level, students participate in a rich intellectual and artistic environment, vital for professional development. Alumni and faculty are members of major symphony orchestras, opera companies, prestigious ensembles, and educational institutions throughout the world.

Boston University is one of the leading private research and teaching institutions in the world today, with two primary campuses in the heart of Boston and programs around the world. The Boston University College of Fine Arts was created in 1954 to bring together the School of Music, the School of Theatre, and the School of Visual Arts. The University’s vision was to create a community of artists in a conservatory-style school offering professional training in the arts to both undergraduate and graduate students, complemented by a liberal arts curriculum for undergraduate students. Since those early days, education at the College of Fine Arts has begun on the BU campus and extended into the city of Boston, a rich center of cultural, artistic and intellectual activity.


Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood Main Grounds
297 West Street, Lenox, MA

Orchestra concerts: $11, available at the door
Wind Ensemble and Chorus concerts: free admission

Concert Information:
617-353-3386 (through June 8)
413-637-1430 (after June 8)

All artists and programs are subject to change.